Sunday, July 1, 2012

Is Fast & Furious: a "Racist Witch Hunt" or a Cover-up?

Much has been written and broadcast of late concerning the botched Fast and Furious gun-walking program reinstated by the Obama administration after a “sting” program to track guns crossing the Mexican border was canceled in 2007 by the George W. Bush administration because of the inability to accurately trace those weapons.

In 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that most of the illegal weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels came from the United States. Later, someone in one of the law enforcement agencies of our government initiated Fast and Furious. To date, we don’t know who initiated it. No one has been publicly forced to resign, or worse, brought to justice; two federal agents are dead, not to mention hundreds of Mexicans. Editor/Journalist Katie Pavlich writes on page 145 of her book titled Fast and Furious, Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameful Cover-up, “The full consequences of Fast and Furious are not yet known. Emails released under congressional subpoena suggest that Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and their senior lieutenants were involved in devising and approving the program in 2009. Both Holder and Napolitano have made statements at odds with the facts. Holder has made statements at odds with his own testimony. As congressional investigators uncover more documents, what was initially a limited inquiry into one government program could become an investigation into perjury, obstruction of justice, and a government cover-up.”

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says this investigation is all about racism; an attack on Attorney General Holder. Other Democrats call it a "Witch Hunt." I disagree; if any racism is involved it’s in ignoring the many Mexicans that are dead because of this program gone awry. Since when is uncovering an alleged crime a "Witch Hunt?"

Far reaching programs as massive as this do not begin at the bottom and “trickle” up.


Sources: Katie Pavlich’s 2012 book titled “Fast and Furious,” published by Regenery Publishing, Inc.